Brian Katulis

Senior Fellow, Vice President of Policy, Middle East Institute

Brian Katulis is a senior fellow and vice president of policy at the Middle East Institute. His regions of expertise are Egypt, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Jordan, and his issues of expertise are national security, U.S. foreign policy, and diplomacy. He was formerly a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, where he built the center’s Middle East program and also worked on broader issues related to U.S. national security. He has produced influential studies that have shaped important discussions around regional policy, often providing expert testimony to key congressional committees on his findings. Katulis has also conducted extensive research in Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. His past experience includes work at the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of State and Defense. Katulis has a master’s in public affairs from Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in history and Arab and Islamic studies from Villanova University. He was a Fulbright scholar in Jordan from 1994-95.